American Baptist College

Light A Flame That Lasts Forever

aka American Baptist College   |   Nashville, TN   |  www.abcnash.edu

Mission

The mission of American Baptist College, a Historically Black College with a liberal arts emphasis, is to educate, graduate, and prepare diverse students for Christian leadership, service, and social justice in the world.

Ruling year info

2015

President

Dr. Forrest E. Harris Sr.

Main address

1800 Baptist World Center Drive

Nashville, TN 37207 USA

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Formerly known as

American Baptist Theological Seminary

EIN

62-0485724

NTEE code info

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Bachelor's Degree

The curriculum at American Baptist College is designed to help students develop as moral advocates, critical thinkers, and servant leaders. The College’s four-year programs of study lead to the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Bible & Theology, Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurial Leadership, and Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Studies.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups

The two-year Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies involves a curriculum of basic first- and second-year courses which fulfill the general requirements of most four-year institutions. The result is a well-rounded education that prepares students for transfer to bachelor's degree programs or for entry-level careers.ABC offers two-year Associate of Arts Degrees in General Studies or Music and the Arts.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Students

The Bachelor of Theology (BTh) Degree is a 36-hour degree program is designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree but who have a desire to return to college to delve more deeply into biblical and theological studies in preparation for ministry or graduate studies in theology. This is beneficial for students who seek theological training at the undergraduate level before entering into a leadership field, ministry, or graduate school.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups

Where we work

Accreditations

Association for Biblical Higher Education 1971

National Register of Historic Places - Listed Property 2013

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 2015

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce 2014

Financials

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American Baptist College

Board of directors
as of 10/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

The Reverend Don Butler

First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL

Term: 2016 - 2020


Board co-chair

Bishop Lawrence Kirby

St. Paul Baptist Church

Term: 2016 - 2020

Julius Scruggs

First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL

Lawrence Kirby

Saint Paul Baptist Church, Racine, WI

Iva Carruthers

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Linda Rose

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Dennie Marshall

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Sherri Neal

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Don Butler

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Darrell Drumwright

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Webb Campbell

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Derrick Jackson

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Tellis Chapman

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Latrisha Jemison

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James Crumlin

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Diane Dessables

Community Volunteer

Donnetta Butler

Financial Consultant

George Parks,

ABC Alumni Association; New Hope Baptist Church